Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I have had a major motivation problem lately. A week ago, I tried on the dress I was supposed to wear to a wedding in August and it only zips halfway up! I have exactly two months until this wedding, so today I went for a walk and ate an Atkins Advantage bar for breakfast. I am going to eat a healthy lunch of salad with pork chops and a light dinner at work. I am going to go back to a semi-Atkins state of watching my carbs, but not dieting per se.
I am making a lifestyle change. Saying NO to alcohol on the weekends, NO to mindless eating, and NO to the endless excuses.
Today I weighed in at 153.5 lb. The most I have ever weighed in my life, again! I am maxing out on my weight. I am short, so the 15 pounds I gained this past month or so have really made a bad look for me. It is all fat, and my clothes don't fit. Like, none of them fit, even the bigger ones I'd previously gotten. I am so ready for change, it is not even funny.
So wish me luck! I am going to eat only when I am hungry, exercise, and I hope to fit into that dress by August.
Starting weight: 153.5
Goal weight for August 5th: 138.5
I think 15 pounds is a reasonable amount to aim for in two months.
Saturday, June 02, 2012
1. Weigh in only once per week.
2. Track all food.
3. Exercise daily, at least 1 mile walk. I can commit to that.
4. Eat only when hungry.
5. No more mindless snacking!
6. Aim to lose 8-10 lb. but don't focus solely on the number.
7. Measure all food consumed.
8. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
9. Celebrate non-scale victories!
Friday, June 01, 2012
Happy June! I am not where I'd planned to be at this time, but I am still optimistic for the future. I am hopeful. Unbeknown to me, I have been on medication that causes weight gain up to 30 pounds. Since the 5% challenge, I have gained 12.5 pounds. In a month. I am now 150.5, per my last weight in yesterday.
But today is a new day! Now that I know the reason for this seemingly unexplainable weight gain, I CAN better fight it! I am going to exercise more and try and eat healthier. The goal will be to be a little hungry when I go to bed, but not ravenous.
I am looking forward to future success. I feel good. It was raining but I still went out this morning and walked. I am going to go on another one when the rain stops! The goal is for 3 miles today, which I will reach after my next planned walk.
I am also going to start back on the 30 Day Shred. I know exercise is the key for me, since I have never really done it regularly before. I want to be healthier, I want to be more fit, and I want to be comfortable in my own skin. Being this heavy - the heaviest I have been in my entire life - is a shock. Maybe I needed that?
I saw this on a fellow Sparker's blog, and loved the message, so I will share it with you!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I am so over this whole dieting thing. I try and change my diet so severely every day and always fail. Like, daily. So I am done dieting.
I planned today's food in advance, but I am eating what I want, no matter how many carbohydrates it has. I miss fruit! I miss sugar! I can eat in moderation if I make an effort to, and be a lot happier.
I am sorry I have been missing in action for a while, but I am back and going strong starting today! I am beginning to get back into exercise.
What I mean by that is I have walked twice in the past week. I had gotten out of the habit and exercise had become a chore I hated doing!
In other news, my new mattress is arriving today, along with my new coffee table and two end tables! I am so excited! I can't wait. Now I get to go all gung-ho cleaning up for the new arrivals.
Also, another good bit of news: I got accepted into the clinicals for nursing school and start in the fall! I already registered for classes. In 2 years, I will be an RN!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Well, I'm still here! I have been tracking my food somewhat, and starting to get somewhat back on track. My mood seems to be better.
I was started on some new medication which originally helped me stick to my diet, but now that the adjustment period is over, I can't seem to stick to anything for a single DAY. It is crushing my self-esteem. I don't know where that unshakable resolve went! I did induction on Atkins, lost like 7-9 pounds, and have been a yo-yo ever since.
It really feels bad to fail every day. Day in and day out, after trying so hard. I don't know what's wrong with me.
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